Joe’s Special Box – Volume 121

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling, and A Collector’s Things

Hello, lover…

This dreamboat just sailed into my day and I am completely smitten.  I would not change a single thing (except the size…  this beauty won’t even go over my knuckle!  Luckily we have the hook-up for that.) Made near the end of the Art Deco era, this ring is platinum from top to bottom and is in exemplary condition.  

Four soft scallops arch up to create the prongs that hold the center stone.  These bar-shaped claws are unusually positioned at twelve, three, six and nine o’clock.  Each inverse arch is expertly set with single-cut diamonds.  These small sparklers continue down both sides of the ring; each one nestled within a handcrafted setting featuring milgrain edges.  Twenty-four in all, these diamonds have a combined weight of about .30 carat.  The overall feel of the design is very botanical.

 

A transitional European cut, the center diamond measures approximately 1.24 carats.  It’s perfectly fitted to the ring or maybe the ring is perfectly fitted to the stone.  Either way, the pairing is tough to beat.  It’s moderately priced at $6,800.00.  We have many Art Deco jewels in the store.  In fact, an entire case is devoted to that period – three tiers overflowing with rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets from the 1920’s and 1930’s.  But not one of them is quite like this one.  Perhaps that’s why this one isn’t in the case.  It’s in Joe’s Special Box.

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

Inspired Innovation

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and  Nostalgic Things

Sometimes, in the jewelry world – the word reproduction carries a bit of a stigma.  A modern facsimile is not always as desirable as an antique original.  There’s no question that a mint condition, one hundred-year-old Edwardian filigree ring is worth more than the mere rocks and metal that it’s made from.   The age and rarity of the piece amp up the value, and like most antiques…  condition is everything.  Finding a pristine gem from the early 1900’s can be challenging to say the least.  Sometimes a modern lookalike is the perfect fit.

Clever wordplay and marketing genius has helped to change the opinion of copycat jewels.  The phrase “Art Deco Inspired” has a distinctly romantic feel to it – much better than “reproduction”!  At Joden, we pride ourselves on the broad range of our inventory; we often boast about having something for everyone and every budget.  But it’s not bragging if it’s true!

The halo on this little angel is comprised of fourteen single-cut diamonds.  These uniquely faceted stones feature just seventeen facets and were commonly used in Edwardian and Art Deco jewelry.  The ring is made entirely of platinum, with delicate milgrain beaded edges bordering every stone. 

Sitting center stage is an authentic old-cut pear-shape diamond that weighs .42 carat.  With a color grade of I and a clarity grade of VS – this dazzling beauty is the crowning glory of this modern marvel.  Originally priced at $3,500 – we are now offering it for just $2,625.  

Maybe pear-shapes aren’t for you…  not to worry, we’ve got you covered. 

This sweet gem is very similar to the first one, but at the same time…  it’s different.  Also made from platinum, it features fourteen single-cut diamonds in the halo – but this halo is cushion-shaped with a European cut diamond in the heart.  This Euro weighs .41 carat – it’s a bright G color and a VS clarity.  I love the round center with the cushion-shaped halo…  it’s unexpected and oh-so charming.  Previously priced at $4,225 – this beauty is now available for just $3,168.

My favorite detail of both rings is a small and easily over-looked element.  Between the center stones and the surrounding halo is a small space, room to breathe.  It’s a breath of fresh air.  And right now, let’s face it…  we could all use a little break and a whole lot of fresh air.  These rings are not on our site – call for details or stop by for a tiny bit of jewelry therapy.

“You can go to a museum and look, or come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

It’s Not Just For Tuesday

 Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Turquoise Things

With over 112,455 posts, #Turquoisetuesday has become quite a popular trend on Instagram.  On the third day of the week, my feed is guaranteed to be filled with picture upon picture of this captivating bold blue gem.  Occasionally, Dana and I hop on board… sharing some of our favorite turquoise Joden finds.  

And then we uncovered this beauty.  Too special to be identified by a simple hashtag, this baby was destined to be a blog all on its own.  Ethereal elegance exudes from this lovely Edwardian bracelet. 

Seven inches in length, platinum from end to end, this dainty line of twelve leaf-like links create romantic ambiance.  Each one is hand-set with eleven rose cut diamonds.  These 132 gems have a combined weight of 1.00 carat.  Set back to back, each pair features a bezel set European cut diamond in the center (six stones in all) for an additional .90 carat.  

Jewelry was the finishing touch of every Edwardian’s wardrobe.  This opulent era was noted for delicate designs and a predominantly white appearance – platinum, white gold, diamonds and pearls.  That’s what sets our bracelet apart from so many others…  it presents a pop of color!  Six cabochon Persian turquoise beads are interspersed between the diamond links.  Each bold blue stone presents with a high polish finish, shining nearly as bright as the diamonds. 

Made in 1905, this Edwardian enchantress is in near perfect condition…  almost like it was never worn.  What a travesty that would be!  Jewelry was never intended to be left in the safe deposit box, your jewelry box or the package it came in.  Jewelry is meant to be worn and appreciated, created and given to bring joy.  Put a little happiness into your day with this bracelet for just $5,850.00.  

**Psst!  Call for additional details, this beauty isn’t on our website yet!**

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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